We have a 9 game slate this morning, and Carlos Carrasco gets a mention facing the A’s. The Athletics strikeout a ton, and that plays right into Carrasco’s hands. He strikes out hitters at a 26% rate, and should have a solid shot at a win. At $9,300, Carlos is at a good price point to still fit in some good bats. He hasn’t been running well of late, but should get back on track here. Carrasco is good for both cash and GPPs.
Mike Leake faces the Dodgers in Busch Stadium. Leake is super consistent, and I like it at only $8,100. Leake might not have the most upside, but he does have a high floor. Very good wOBA’s to both sides of the plate, and a good K% vs. righties. If you want a boom or bust play look to Rich Hill in the same game. Blisters is a issue for Hill, but the K upside is good.
The Cubs get to face Cosart today, and this is a great spot. Cosart doesn’t miss a ton of bats on either sides of the plate, so the ball will be in play a lot. He struggles mainly vs. the lefties, but Cosart is just flat out trash. I’m looking to Rizzo, Schwarber, Zobrist, and Bryant. Petco Park is pretty big, but no park can hold the Cubs. This stack might be popular, but I’m willing to eat the chalk.
David Price makes his season debut vs. the White Sox, in Chicago. These White Sox can crush lefties. Avisail, Frazier, Davidson and Abreu are my main targets. This stack should be low owned just from the name value Price brings tot he table. Price has a 9.53 ERA in 5.2 innings in the minors, so maybe things aren’t back for David yet. He should be on a pitch count so maybe he gets shelled and we see a few bullpen arms here.